- Beaches, Recreation Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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About a 30-minute drive from the Garden of the Gods on the island's northern coast, Polihua Beach attracts visitors seeking a romantic setting for sunbathing or beachcombing. This remote 2-mile stretch of sand used to be the nesting ground of sea turtles. Now, sightings of these endangered creatures are infrequent. In fact, many recent travelers report being the only ones here – human or animal. But if you come between December and April, you'll likely spot migrating humpback whales from the shore.
Several recent travelers reported being the only visitors at the beach, attributing the lack of crowds to the difficult (and bumpy) drive that's required to reach the shoreline. However, even with the turbulent journey, many still recommended making a stop here after Garden of the Gods thanks to the serene atmosphere and incredible views and clear water.
Note: Due to strong winds and currents, swimming is not safe here, and there are no restroom facilities available. Access is free 24/7, though visiting after sunset is discouraged.